31 Mar '12, 4pm

Great Danes: Denmark Makes Huge Leap Toward Fossil Fuel-Free Future

Great Danes: Denmark Makes Huge Leap Toward Fossil Fuel-Free Future

Last week, Denmark rolled out the world's most ambitious green energy policy. Held og lykke! "To be or not to be." So opens Hamlet's famous soliloquy in Shakespeare's 1603 tragedy about royal revenge in the kingdom of Denmark. Today, the Scandinavian state has answered a similar question. Though perhaps not as existentialist, it is one that has been plaguing many countries: To be green, or not to be green. And Denmark has resoundingly answered in the affirmative, upping the ante and challenging the rest of the world to catch up. On March 22, with an impressive majority vote (171 out of the total 179 seats), the Folketing, or Danish parliament, agreed to what is the world's most aggressive national low carbon strategy, one that aims to have CO2 emissions reduced to almost a third of their levels in 1990 within the next eight years. Part of plan is to reduce total energy con...

Full article: http://www.justmeans.com/Great-Danes-Denmark-Makes-Huge-L...

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